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Old 02-04-2014, 05:25 PM   #1
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I already dedicated a whole rant thread to how much the Mandarin twist in Iron Man 3 pissed me off. There is "taking artistic liberty" and then there is just being disrespectful to the fans. Anyway, Marvel released a One Shot that basically retcons it and reveals that the real Mandarin is out there (and apparently he isn't happy with Trevor).

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Old 02-05-2014, 12:12 AM   #2
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I still thought Trevor was funny, but I'm not surprised that the real Mandarin exists
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Old 02-06-2014, 01:07 AM   #3
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I never had a problem with the Mandarin in the movie. I thought the ultimate reveal of the true villain was still a great twist even if you could see it a mile away, and it had no impact on the Extremis crisis which was the entire lynchpin to the movie.
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They knew that the Mandarin twist would ruffle some feathers, but I admired them for sticking with it. In fact, I didn't mind that part at all, even as a huge Marvel fan. But it looks like they caved. I can't get my hands on the video at the moment, but I'll assume that like any retcon, it's a cheap escape at best. Here's hoping it works, though.

However, while it's interesting to see Marvel pandering to the hardcore audience again, it'll be more interesting to see how accurate the new Mandarin will be, seeing as a man with magical rings would seem out of place in the tech-heavy Iron Man film franchise.
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They kind of forfeited the realism card when they established he lives in the same universe as Thor.

Apparently there was a Luke Cage teaser at the end. If they are thinking of a cage movie, I pray they don't use the Rock like rumored. I would prefer Michael Jai White.
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They kind of forfeited the realism card when they established he lives in the same universe as Thor.

Apparently there was a Luke Cage teaser at the end. If they are thinking of a cage movie, I pray they don't use the Rock like rumored. I would prefer Michael Jai White.
oh god not spawn.
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I didn't see Spawn but White is one of the most badass and severely underrated martial artists out there. I would prefer him because he looks more like Cage than Rock for obvious reasons.
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